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A woman prays to celebrate on the eve of the Lunar New Year at the Thien Hau Temple in the Chinatown section of Los Angeles, on Feb 7, 2016. The Lunar New Year is on Feb 8 this year which marks the Year of Monkey on the zodiac. (Photo: AP/Richard Vogel)

A big crowd watches a dragon dance performance in Latha township, Yangon's Chinatown district on Feb 7, 2016 on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year which marks the start of the Year of the Monkey. (Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad)

A man walks past fireworks in the street outside an apartment building in Beijing early on Feb 8, 2016 for the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations which marks the start of the Year of the Monkey. (Photo: AFP/Greg Baker)

A man lights fireworks on a street in Beijing on Feb 7, 2016, the eve of the Chinese New Year. (Photo: AFP/Fred Dufour)

Ethnic Malaysian-Chinese devotees arrive at the Thean Hou temple decorated with red lanterns in Kuala Lumpur on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Monkey on Feb 8. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Ethnic Malaysian-Chinese devotees offer prayers and burn joss sticks at the Thean Hou temple decorated with red lanterns in Kuala Lumpur on Feb 7, 2016, on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Monkey decorations are on display for sale at a store in Hong Kong on Feb 7, 2016. Chinese will celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year on Feb 8 which marks the Year of Monkey on the Chinese zodiac. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

This picture shows a Chinese puppet performance locally called "Wayang Potehi" to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Jakarta on Feb 7, 2016. The Chinese New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Monkey on Feb 8. (Photo: AFP/Adek Berry)

An Ethnic Chinese man prays to celebrate on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year at the Hea Tek Tunk Chinese Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, on Feb 7, 2016.. (Photo: AP/Sakchai Lalit)

Lion dancers make their way through a narrow street in Manila's Chinatown to perform at business establishments on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 7, 2016, in Manila's Chinatown district in the Philippines. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Fireworks burst over the New York skyline, the Empire State Building lit in red and gold in honour of the Chinese Lunar New Year, as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey on Feb 6, 2016). (Photo: Kena Betancur)

Visitors take pictures of a monkey statue which is set up for a temple fair ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year at Ditan Park in Beijing on Feb 6, 2016. The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey. (Photo: AP/Andy Wong)